Injectable wrinkle prescription treatments, such as Botox, are a great way to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and lines. While the treatment itself is safe, some patients may experience mild but perfectly normal side effects following the treatment. One of the side effects commonly experienced by patients is bruising. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize post-Botox bruising. Patients should keep these things in mind to reduce bruising and keep the skin beautiful and healthy.
Apply Cold Compress to the Affected Area
Apply cold compress on the affected area before and after the treatment. Chilling the skin using a cold compress will make the blood vessels contract and prevent bruises from getting larger. Moreover, it will also provide a numbing effect, which reduces the pain.
Avoid Taking in NSAIDs and Similar Medication
NSAIDs, such as aspirin, have blood-thinning components that cause more bleeding in damaged blood vessels. It’s best to avoid taking in these drugs at least a week before your Botox injection. If you need to take medication for pain relief, opt for an alternative, such as acetaminophen.
Refrain from Performing Strenuous Exercises
Demanding physical activities, such as exercise, can cause the heart to pump rapidly and increase your blood flow and blood pressure. Thus, instead of working out, take this time to relax and recover from the procedure.
Bruises, and other post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, and muscle weakness, are only temporary and will eventually go away. A great Botox treatment, however, lasts for several months.
If you’re looking for a clinic that provides safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment for skin aging, look no further. At Dr. Leslie Gerstman, we can help you dramatically improve your appearance through our Botox injections. Our treatment can enhance your beauty and bring back your youthful glow by softening, reducing, and eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
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